FLY FISHING SMALL STREAMS OF THE KERN RIVER
A great alternative to fly fishing the upper Kern is the small creeks that are flowing into the upper and southern forks of the Kern river. There are hundreds of miles of small creeks to explore in the southern Sierra. Here you can catch Golden, Brown, Brooke, Rainbow, and Golden/Rainbow trout hybrids. Get out your 2 or 3 wt fly rod and explore and discover some amazing fishing. The creeks and fish are healthy and doing well.
These small creeks are home to wild fish and are not stocked. Please use single barbless hooks when fishing these areas and practice catch and release techniques.
Flies to use on the small creeks – Click here Southern Sierra Dry Fly Package
Great rod to use on the small creeks is the new Redington Vice 3wt
SOUTH FORK OF THE KERN
The south fork of the Kern is blown out and not fishing well at this time.
Recent stocking in Lake Isabella of 5 to 10 pound trout has produced some nice fish this week in Kissack and Paradise Coves. These are leftovers from the Lake Isabella Fishing Derby in April. Look for these fish to be heading into the north and south forks of the Kern real soon.
With the Upper and Lower Kern pushing the limits with record breaking flows, we are fortunate enough to have an alternative location to fish: Lake Isabella. With the massive influx of water, which we have not had in the lake since May of 2007, these conditions are bound to create a healthy habitat and grounds for the fish to become extremely active. At the present time, here you will come across trout, bass, crappie and even carp, which are a challenge to land on the fly!
Fly Fishing For Lake Isabella Carp – Epic
UPPER KERN FLY FISHING REPORT
The Upper Kern River is definitely running strong at approximately 3,900 CFS. The upper Kern River is dropping about 200 cfs a day
FORKS OF THE KERN
With the current flows and forecasted run off, it is going to be a a month before we can even access the Forks. In the meantime, try hitting up some of the smaller streams, creeks and tributaries running into the main Kern River or Little Kern.
We are once again offering our 4×4 trips for 2017!
For scheduled dates go to our website or click the link below for more information.